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could prepare for the new eastern span. >> we have ktvu team coverage. ktvu's ken pritchett spoke to people today but we begin with ktvu's david stevenson that shows us how officers plan to stop traffic. david? >> reporter: julie, this is a typical rush hour traffic tie up here. but it could be getting worse. we learned that as we road along with the california highway patrol on how they will begin shutting down the bridge in an hour. >> reporter: he has been through three previous closures of the bay bridge but tonight has him excited. he took us on a driving tour of the new eastern span. for now he is getting ready to shut down the old span. working from san francisco to empty the bridge ahead of the
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8:00 p.m. closure. the plan is to run traffic breaks. weaving cruisers out of traffic leading to the bridge. >> bring traffic to a slow. shut down the onramps and divert everybody off at the 7th street. >> reporter: the chp is trying to keep drivers on or near other freeways. >> it will be heavier than usual. but it won't be grid lock that everybody is anticipating. >> the chp is advising drivers they will start closures at 7:15 p.m. they are warning drivers not to delay if they are trying to make a final trip across the old span of bay bridge. david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >> today we got a look at the command control center that will coordinate the transition.
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from here they will track the impact of the entire project. >> monitor traffic throughout the region. monitor how our construction vehicles are coming and going from the work site, particularly those carrying asphalt in. >> the command center will track hot spots on the construction site, checking for backups. coordination is needed for a project of this magnitude. >> some evening commuters are making their final trips across the old span of bay bridge. this is the live view. you can see there is no one going into san francisco right now. however traffic is backed up in the opposite direction heading out of san francisco as drivers head home or try to make one last trip across the eastern span. here is what it will look like when traffic crosses the new
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span. this shows the view point. from the open deck as they drive past the signature tower and into oakland. >> and the five day closure of the bay bridge may be a headache for some people but other are welcoming it. ktvu's ken pritchett joins us now in a san francisco neighborhood where residents are looking forward to a few days of less traffic. ken? >> reporter: traffic flows off the interstate and through this neighborhood. hard to imagine what it will look like tomorrow with the bridge closed. we talked to one neighbor who thinks it will look like a ghost town and that is a good thing. >> reporter: when he walks his dog in his neighborhood he does so with a lot of traffic. >> as you can see with the onramps, every day it is chaos.
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>> reporter: so they see the bay bridge closure for the next five days in a different light. >> chaos today. when it shuts down peace and quiet. >> reporter: for a few days. >> yes. >> reporter: a lack of traffic will be welcome for andy but with more people driving into the city on the golden gate golden gate bridge traffic will be better. along the embarcadero he isoping to see -- is hoping to see fewer cars. >> more traffic with people not knowing where they are going. >> reporter: they have been at it a while, expect more foot traffic like the last time the bridge closed and more fairs because it is a holiday weekend. >> i work hard and i think it might be beneficial.
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yes. >> reporter: here in south of market, there is still quite a bit of traffic of people heading to the bay bridge. that should soon change. in san francisco, ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >> local transit agents are offering different options. tonight bart will offer 24 hour service and longer trains. 14 stations will stay open over night and the san francisco bay ferry is expanding service to help people for the next five days. and just go to www.ktvu.com for everything you need to know about the bay bridge closure. we have a section dedicated had today americans remember the lasting words actions of dr. martin luther king on the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. [ bell ] >> martin luther king's relatives rang a bell oakoing the words let freedom ring from
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the i have a dream speech. he gave the speech on this day in 1963 after the march that drew 250,000 people. >> america became more free and more fair. not just for african americans but for women and latinos, asians, native americans. for catholics, jews, muslims. for gays, for americans with disabilities. >> tens of thousands stood in the rain for today's ceremonies that included a wreath laying. ktvu's mike mibach is in oakland where some say there is a lung way to go before martin luther king dream of equality is fulfilled. he has it claims of racial bias when it comes to arrests of young people in oakland. >> reporter: martin luther king taught equality 50 years ago
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and here we are racial profiling still being discussed across america and today in oakland. there is the sound of students. >> i have a dream. >> the sound of king. >> little black boys and little black girls will join hands with little white boys and little white girls. >> reporter: words 50 years ago, they are two oakland third graders on the importance of teaching martin luther king. >> social justice. treating people fairly. >> reporter: today at the park. >> led me to be discriminated against. >> reporter: they talked about not being treated fairly. about racial profiling. >> my personal opinion would be there is targeting occurs. >> reporter: the aclu released a report claiming black youth made up 73% of juvenile arrests from 2006 to 2012.
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80% were never prosecuted. >> has to do with poverty, historical distrust of the police, broken families, inadequate support sometimes. >> reporter: he knew up in oakland gash grew up in oak -- grew up in oakland. what hasn't changed. >> live in a nation where there will not be budged by the color of their skin. >> reporter: filtered down through generations. the school district and opd say they don't racially profile when making an arrest. the chief said they are committed to practice policing in a progressive manner. mike mibach, ktvu channel 2 news. >> you can share your thoughts about today's 50th anniversary, join the conversation on our facebook page and leave your
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comments. new at 6:00 p.m. prosecutors trying to link convicted serial killer joseph naso to another murder. last week a jury convicted joseph naso of murdering four women. the case is now in the penalty phase. in court today prosecutors asked the judge if they could introduce evidence that he also killed another woman in 1981. the body was found on the shore. police are celebrating a marriage victory in the war on crime as 19 gang members have been taken off the streets. it is thanks to operation exbdous in which they joined forces to take down members of the street gang deep sea. this effort would not have been possible without a wire tap that allowed investigators to hear murders being planned.
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>> the cost of gun violence to our society, state is staggering and this is a significant step in reducing that amount of cost to our society. >> 12 people are charged with conspiracy to commit murder and police recovered 17 guns, including one that was used in a shooting. concerns over strawberries. the danger pesticide used in california and the health risk that some say is at stake. >> and after the break for the first time the victim of this road rage accident speaks out. >> i am still paralyzed from the belly down. >> what he says is getting him through recovery. >> what to expect for the tail end of your week and into the holiday weekend.
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appreciate all your prays and e-mails and letters. i t really -- it really means a lot to me. helping me get through this tough time. >> hearing from a motorcycle rider who was paralyzed in a road rage incident two weeks go. ktvu's alex savage is live with more and the progress he is making in a long recovery. >> reporter: there have been encouraging signs for richard fletcher. prosecutor say he was intentionally run down. we told you last week about his injuries and tonight we are hearing from him for the first time. >> i just want to say thank you for all your support. >> reporter: he talks from his hospital room about his
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recovery from a violent crash. the 47-year-old husband and father of three is paralyzed and now goes through physical therapy. he gave two thumbs up as he sat up on his own. >> they got me upright into a chair. feel goods. >> the crash happened on august 16 as he was riding his motorcycle home from work. investigators say an angry driver aimed his car at him following a dispute. the impact left him with a broken back and injured final cord. his daughters told me today their dad will go to a rehab facility soon. >> we have a strong family. strong dad. put it in god's hands. >> reporter: despite pain and the prospect of never walking again relatives say he is still smiling and grateful for everyone he has behind him.
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>> keep the prayers coming because i have a long ways to go. >> reporter: prosecutors say the man accused of crashing into him has been charged with attempted murder and due in court in the next couple days. they are glad the driver will face justice but their focus remains on their father's recovery. alex savage, ktvu channel 2 news. a 25-year-old man is behind bars in connection with a shooting near a local elementary school today around 6:20 a.m. this morning. officers found a man with a gun shot wound to his leg. the victim was hospitalized and is expected to recover. police say a resident was arrested a few blocks away. officers say they also found a weapon. ktvu channel 2 news learned
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the man of a man -- learned the name of a man who was shot and killed by police. he was killed yesterday after he pointed a gun at officers. officers say they attempted to pull him over yesterday afternoon. police say he sped away, lost control and then took off running. that is when officers say he pointed a gun at them. he was shot several times and pronounced dead at the scene. a test is underway in contra costa county. it comes year after the chevron fire. it allows -- follows last month's criticism over evacuation alerts in alamo that went to people in the wrong area. fighting fire with fire as the rim fire continues to burn out of control into yosemite
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national park. they are setting back fires from hetch hetchy reservoir to tiolga road trying to stop the spread of the fire. today the national guard launched a drone to look for spot fires. 187,000 acres have been burned and 11 homes have been destroyed destroyed and at this point it is only 23% contained. tests of the water supply from the hetch hetchy reservoir shows it remains safe and clean to drink. officials at the public utilities commission are kerned if -- concerned there could be erosion problems later. crews are working to repair equipment and lines that were damaged by the fire last week. today groups delivered petitions urging more regulation of a hazardous pesticide. they gathered 15,000 signatures
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to hand in. the pesticide is linked to serious health risks. it is used in california's strawberries fields. they are asking officials to protect workers as well as people who live near the fields. >> the community agrees that it is a car sinnian and linked -- carcinogen and linked to other effects. [no audio] tonight crews in the south bay will fog to control mosquitos that carry the west nile. the spraying starts at 11:00 p.m. tonight in san jose. officials say mosquitos collected in the area tested positive for the virus. back now to our continuing coverage on the bay bridge. two hours away from the shut
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down. remember what we told you the chp will divert traffic earlier than the 8:00 p.m. hour which is when the bridge closes. our chief meteorologist bill martin is here now with the weather and what it is looking like. any problems expected over the next 5 days? >> no. dry as can be. fog rolling in. typical august night in san francisco and on the bay bridge. the fog make as play for your neighborhood tomorrow morning. these are the highs from today. they were -- not that warm. 88 in antioch. nice. 87 fairfield. 85 morgan hill. pacifica 63. tomorrow's temperatures and friday's are warmer. day time highs on the increase tomorrow. on friday they warm up. there is the fog. right? see it there. across 19th avenue. that fog you saw it coming up
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over the hills here. the fog is to the san francisco airport. it will stop on the east bay hills. banville, livermore -- danville, livermore, i don't think you will see much fog. 85 fairfield right now. 82 livermore. 70 oakland. mild evening. typical. 62 over night in fairfield. antioch 62. 62 morgan hill. 62 mountain view. nice looking day tomorrow. just like today. little warmer but fog, how quick it burned off like today. high pressure builds in. thursday also and friday. warms up more on friday. this high pressure keeps the fog at the coast. they battle each other. the high pressure pushes this way. temperatures inland tomorrow upper 80s, low 90s.
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by friday they are into the mid- 90s. warmest day. 89 in clear lake. cool for clear lake. 88 -- looks like today. lot like today. good air quality. maybe you experienced this with the smoke from the fires, in the central valley, smoke getting down in the morning hours. it was bad. when you haveb air quality -- have air quality like we have, you will appreciate it. nice tomorrow. nice friday. bay area weekend, slightly cooler and mild. so just a nice looking pattern. good air quality and lower fire danger. just exactly what the doctor ordered. >> cal bears play saturday night. looking good. >> bring a jacket. >> thank you. coming up on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36 the bay bridge closure now more than 90 minutes away. back out to the plaza and tell you what workers are expecting.
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also how a new deal for twitter is tied to your television. join us for these stories and more on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. >> reporter: she may be a olympicest gold medalist but she is gearing up to be a university of california at berkeley freshman. mark ibanez will tell us what she loves about berkeley. [ marco ] i'm a student at devry university.
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and this is my home team. this is my large lecture hall. this is my professor. and also my coach. this is my booster club. this is the guy who's graduating ready for a great career in technology. [ male announcer ] in 2012, 90% of devry university grads actively seeking employment had careers in their field in 6 months. find your career success in the bay area. learn how at devry.edu.
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. mark is here now with sports. what got into the oakland a's? >> they got a lot of good hitters. they have been in a slump for a month. it had to happen. they have broken out in a big way. starting the 8th 8th. 15 hits. an rbi double. next man to the plate. they need this guy to start swinging and that he does on this organization. rbi single. top of the 8th. a's looking to beat the tiges for the third game in a row -- tigers for the third game in a
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row. 10-1 oakland. . >> another super start hits the campus of university of california at berkeley. welcome missy franklin. the four time olympic gold medalist in swimming. she is not just another freshman. she will live in the dorm. cheery. she grew up in colorado but she came to berkeley for the atmosphere. >> favorite things about berkeley, unique environment. nowhere else like it and it is so much fun. you get used to see the fun, quirky people on the sidewalk. i came here and it was unique and crazy. i love it. >> she may fit in well. great to see a world class athlete here. berkeley, and get a look. giants trailing colorado 1-0. it is early. but that is the sporting life for right now. >> she is the cutest thing.
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that smile. [ talking at the same time ] >> thank you. after the bay bridge closes tonight we will monitor the impact around the bay area and you can see -- you can't see. we have a count down clock. an hour, 34 minutes away from the count down. at 10:00 p.m. team coverage and the traffic impact. >> is and -- and we are always here for you on www.ktvu.com and mobile ktvu. thank you so much for joining us. have a good night everyone. >> good night. is the mirage
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of the parking desert. know that feeling? you see it in the distance. it's too good to be true. a big wide spot by the entrance. somehow everybody missed it. what is the handicap parking situation at the special olympics? they must have to just stack like 100 cars into those 2 spots. how else are they going to do it? we started at the beginning. we did our homework.

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